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Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance

Written by Jessamyn Stanley

Narrated by Jessamyn Stanley

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Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance

Written by Jessamyn Stanley

Narrated by Jessamyn Stanley

ratings:
4.5/5 (43 ratings)
Length:
4 hours
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Released:
Jun 22, 2021
ISBN:
9781649040190
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Remember Jessamyn Stanley? How could you not? She’s the proudly fat, Black, queer yoga teacher and charismatic author of Every Body Yoga, who drops a lot more f-bombs than namastes and refuses to pray at the church of Lululemon. Now she’s back, here to take us even further on a personal and provocative journey into what it means to “practice yoga.”

Where Every Body Yoga, with 59,000 copies in print, taught us how to do yoga, Yoke tells us why. In Yoke, which draws its name from a literal translation of the Sanskrit root “yuj,” from which the word “yoga” derives, Jessamyn writes about what she calls the yoga of the everyday—a yoga that is not just about poses but about applying the hard lessons we learn on the mat to the even harder daily project of living. This yoga of the everyday is about finding within life’s toughest moments the same flexibility, strength, grounding energy, and core awareness found in a headstand or Tadasana or cobra pose. In a series of deeply honest, funny, gritty, thoughtful, and largely autobiographical essays, Yoke explores issues of self-love, body-positivity, race, sex and sexuality, cannabis, and more, all through the lens of an authentic yoga practice. Every reader is invited to find this authentic spirit of yoga in their own lives and practice. To yoke.
Publisher:
Released:
Jun 22, 2021
ISBN:
9781649040190
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

JESSAMYN STANLEY is the author of Every Body Yoga and Yoke and an internationally acclaimed voice in wellness, highly sought after for her insights on 21st-century yoga and intersectional identity. She is the founder of The Underbelly, an inclusive wellness community and streaming app, cohost of the podcast Dear Jessamyn, and cofounder of We Go High, a North Carolina based cannabis justice initiative. She is a regular contributor to SELF magazine and has been featured in the New York Times, Vogue, and Sports Illustrated. 


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  • (5/5)
    I really enjoyed Jessamyn’s inclusive and irreverent, but strong spirituality despite not being at all into some aspects of her spiritual practice. I loved hearing her perspective on adapting tools (like yoga, religion, etc) to work for you—taking what you can from them and not being too bothered about the parts that don’t serve you. For whatever reason the simple idea of collecting your own “sacred texts” resonated with me. Sacred texts seem like such an immutable, universally decided thing, but here she talks about spiritual and non-spiritual works as her personal sacred texts, and hers will deviate from yours or mine. That modification of canons comes up a lot in different ways and makes everything she talks about very accessible. Her comments on race and yoga and cultural appropriation are welcome even as she doesn’t provide many answers. (How could she or anyone? It’s complicated.) There’s a lot to enjoy and absorb from this even if your life and actions are wholly different from Stanley’s, which is lovely.